| May 20, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The Los Angeles Film Festival has unveiled a new trailer for this year's fest, paying homage to the diverse creative community that calls the city home and inspires the annual event, now in its 20th year.
Debuting exclusively on latimes.com, the trailer...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Cannes Film Festival will be dispensing awards to filmmakers this week, but they don't give awards to dealmakers.
Yet as international co-financing pacts grow ever more complex and ubiquitous, the negotiators, not just the cineastes, occupy...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” was the toast of this year's Sundance Film Festival, sweeping top prizes that set it up for a potentially nifty commercial and awards run when it hits theaters later this year.
Now its writer-director,...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:20 PM
A pair of late-breaking, high-profile additions to the Los Angeles Film Festival have been announced: the animated fantasy-adventure "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and the buddy-cop comedy "22 Jump Street."
On June 9, two days before the festival proper...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Tumultuous marriages, father-son relationships and film censorship are just three of the themes explored in the 12 Iranian films featured at this year's UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema.
Beginning Thursday, the series will show the films at the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Compared to other sprocket operas of its size and stature, the Tribeca Film Festival is still an astonishingly young to-do. Founded in 2002, the event has only just entered its teens, and like any entity that age, its identity remains in flux. I say...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
| May 1, 2014
| 8:51 AM
"Jonah, you're not even a man," begins one of many epic insults hurled in the face of Jonah Ryan, the needling, socially maladjusted pisher of a human on HBO's "Veep," embodied with no-holds-barred gusto by one-time Chicago actor Timothy Simons. "You're...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:40 PM
"Blue Ruin" is a moody, stripped-down action thriller with the most unlikely vigilante one could imagine. Dwight (Macon Blair) is no buffed-up hero, but a soft and skittish loner who has no idea how to hold a gun, much less use it.
| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Steve Earle is something of a Renaissance man. Or maybe a workaholic. After nearly a year of touring with a band for his acclaimed, successful album “The Low Highway,” Earle now is working on his third book, just finished a......
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Jill Soloway's vision of hitting the big time looks like this:
Ratty couches strewn with old blankets. A “stinky rug.” A cat box containing a yellow liquid that, assurances are made, is just dirty water, not any sort of digestive byproduct. A...